GMO 101

by nongmolaurie | created - 25 Mar 2014 | updated - 14 Nov 2016 | Public

The movies everyone should watch to understand what is going on with our food supply and Genetically Engineered crops in the USA and other countries.

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1. Bitter Seeds (2011)

88 min | Documentary

India has more farmers than any country in the world, and they are in a crisis that is unprecedented in human history. Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Micha X. Peled | Stars: Manjusha Ambarwar, Ram Krishna, Mahhav Shande, Vandana Shiva

Votes: 104

Micha Peled is the producer/director of this film that covers the issues with Bt-cotton and what it is doing to the farmers in India and their families. http://www.itvs.org/films/bitter-seeds

2. Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Smith | Stars: Lisa Oz, Robin Bernhoft, Myrto Ashe, Doris Rapp

Votes: 223

3. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 47,732 | Gross: $4.42M

4. GMO OMG (2013)

90 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Seifert | Stars: Jeremy Seifert, Vandana Shiva, Cary Fowler, Dennis Kucinich

Votes: 1,346 | Gross: $0.04M

5. The Future of Food (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

Director: Deborah Koons | Stars: Charles Benbrook, Grace Booth, George W. Bush, Ignacio Chapela

Votes: 1,364 | Gross: $0.08M

6. King Corn (2007)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Woolf | Stars: Bob Bledsoe, Earl L. Butz, Dawn Cheney, Ian Cheney

Votes: 1,880 | Gross: $0.08M

7. The World According to Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

Votes: 1,649

9. Food Matters (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Food Matters examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on such topics as organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.

Directors: James Colquhoun, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Vicky Blewitt, Ian Brighthope, Jerome Burne, Phillip Day

Votes: 4,470

10. Fresh (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, News

There are still efficient ways to produce healthy fresh organic food in a time where most food is being mass produced by corporations in less than hygienic ways. Country farmers and urban farmers explain.

Director: Ana Sofia Joanes | Stars: Diana Endicott, John Ikerd, Andrew Kimbrell, George Naylor

Votes: 254

11. Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields (2013)

41 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

America needs a million new farmers. Veterans want the job.

Director: Dulanie M. Ellis | Stars: Michael O'Gorman, Sam Farr, Adam Burke, Phil Northcutt

Votes: 11

12. The Beautiful Truth (2008)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

A troubled 15-year-old boy attempting to cope with the recent death of his mother sets out to research Dr. Max Gerson's claims of a diet that can cure cancer as his first assignment for ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Kroschel | Stars: Charlotte Gerson, Jay Kordich, Garrett Kroschel, Joyce Riley

Votes: 604

13. Big River (2010)

27 min | Documentary, Adventure

Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis have traded their combine for a canoe, and they're setting out to uncover the ecological consequences their little acre of corn sent into the 'Big River' ... See full summary »

Director: Curt Ellis

Votes: 10

From the two young men who brought us "King Corn". Now they are checking out what happened downstream from their GE Corn Crop. Their findings are pretty scary.

14. Chow Down (2010)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

Root for Charles, John and Garnet as they try to buck the system of pills and procedures and outfox their heart disease and diabetes. When their doctors inform them they can't get better, ... See full summary »

Directors: Julia Grayer, Gage Johnston | Stars: Michele Simon, Hans Diehl, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Charles Venezia

Votes: 35

15. Percy Schmeiser - David versus Monsanto (2009)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Thriller

When a massive biotech company tries to sue a farmer because some of their genetically modified seeds have blown into his backyard, a fight is on between big business and the little guy about who owns nature.

Director: Bertram Verhaag | Star: Percy Schmeiser

Votes: 64

16. Death on a Factory Farm (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary

Death on a Factory Farm follows the undercover investigation of Wiles Hog Farm by the animal rights group: The Humane Farming Association (HFA), and the resulting court case against it. The... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Simon, Sarah Teale | Stars: Pete, Bradley Miller, Bob Baker, Ingrid DiMarino

Votes: 203

17. Dirt! The Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.

Directors: Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow, Eleonore Dailly | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Logan, Vandana Shiva, Fritjof Capra

Votes: 444

18. Farmageddon (2011)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, News

62 Metascore

Farmageddon is the story of a mom whose son healed from all allergies and asthma after consuming raw milk, and real food from farms. It depicts people all over the country who formed food ... See full summary »

Director: Kristin Canty | Stars: Linda Faillace, Adam Helfer, Mark McAfee, Joel Salatin

Votes: 527 | Gross: $0.06M

19. Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 22,545 | Gross: $1.00M

20. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross, Virginia Cross

Votes: 8,151

21. Fed Up (2014)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig | Stars: Michele Simon, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Michael Pollan

Votes: 10,599 | Gross: $1.54M

22. Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution (2008)

TV-G | 112 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

For the first time ever, our children are growing up less healthy than we are. As the rate of cancer, infertility and other illnesses linked to environmental factors climbs upward each year, we must ask ourselves: why is this happening?

Director: Jean-Paul Jaud | Star: Perico Légasse

Votes: 147 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Food Fight (2008)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.

Director: Christopher Taylor | Stars: Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, Marion Nestle, Justin Kirk

Votes: 229

24. Forks Over Knives (2011)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Director: Lee Fulkerson | Stars: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell

Votes: 10,150

25. Frankensteer (2005 Video)

45 min | Documentary

FRANKENSTEER is a disturbing yet compelling documentary that reveals how the ordinary cow is being transformed into an antibiotic dependent, hormone-laced potential carrier of toxic bacteria, all in the name of cheaper food.

Directors: Marrin Canell, Ted Remerowski | Stars: Lateef Adewoye, Shiv Chopra, Tom Elam, Lester Friedlander

Votes: 37

26. Hungry for Change (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out ... See full summary »

Directors: James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Mike Adams, Nick Bolton, James Caitlin, Kris Carr

Votes: 2,969

27. Ingredients (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

American food is in a state of crisis. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise, food costs are skyrocketing, family farms are in decline and our agricultural environment is in jeopardy. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bates | Stars: Anthony Boutard, Jean-Paul Courtens, Eddie Eagle, John Eveland

Votes: 162

28. Michael Clayton (2007)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

82 Metascore

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 148,598 | Gross: $49.03M

29. Nourish: Food + Community (2009)

Not Rated | 27 min | Documentary, Short

Nourish traces our relationship to food from a global perspective to personal action steps, illustrating connections to health, climate change, and social justice, and celebrating the role of good food in creating a sustainable future.

Director: Kirk Bergstrom | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Anna Lappe, Jamie Oliver, Michael Pollan

Votes: 8

30. Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

67 Metascore

QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a ... See full summary »

Director: Taggart Siegel | Stars: Gunther Hauk, Kirk Webster, Carlo Petrini, Michael Pollan

Votes: 303

31. The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. Castigated as a pariah in his community, Farmer John bravely transforms his farm amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and arson. He ... See full summary »

Director: Taggart Siegel | Stars: John Peterson, Anna Nielsen, John Edwards, Lester Peterson

Votes: 594 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs (2012)

90 min | Documentary, History, News

This film exposes the dangers of genetically modified foods and features leading scientists, physicians, professors, attorneys and activists. You'll see the corruption surrounding GMOs and the deception being perpetrated against the world.

Directors: Gary Null, Richard Polonetsky | Stars: Mike Adams, Michael Antoniou, Joel Bakan, T. Colin Campbell

Votes: 125

33. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 95,560 | Gross: $11.53M

34. Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, History

This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current ... See full summary »

Directors: Maryam Henein, George Langworthy | Stars: Ellen Page, Bret Adee, Dennis Cardoza, Henri Clement

Votes: 1,030

35. Vegucated (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Comedy

Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about.

Director: Marisa Miller Wolfson | Stars: Marisa Miller Wolfson, Chloe Davis, Cody Tarlow, Molly Wadzeck

Votes: 2,700

36. War on Health, FDA's Cult of Tyranny (2012)

98 min | Documentary, News

The film War on Health, explores the position of the FDA and it's role in the current medical paradigm, the current health crisis, and looks at possibilities for a healthier, more holistic ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Null | Stars: Mike Adams, Nancy Banks, Neal Barnard, Ronnie Cummins

Votes: 28

37. What's on Your Plate? (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old African-American city kids... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Gund | Stars: Sadie Hope-Gund, Safiyah Kai Riddle, Ana Angel, Matt Carpenter

Votes: 28

38. Sustainable Table: What's on Your Plate? (2006)

52 min | Documentary

Over nine months, Mischa Hedges and Digital Sense Productions traveled the west coast to learn more about our food system. During production, he found that the standard methods of producing... See full summary »

Director: Mischa Hedges | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., James Cromwell, Marc Grossman, Howard Lyman

Votes: 21

39. Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. (2009)

88 min | Documentary

The movie follows a couple of diabetes patients quest to overcome the disease by going on a raw vegetable diet.

Director: Aiyana Elliott | Stars: Michael Beckwith, Fred Bisci, Gabriel Cousens, Joel Fuhrman

Votes: 169

40. Doctored (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

43 Metascore

An investigation into the "monopoly" of the medical industrial complex and how Americans are viewed as patients.

Director: Bobby Sheehan | Stars: Alanah Rafferty, Jim Weber

Votes: 97

41. The Idiot Cycle (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

The Idiot Cycle investigates six major chemical companies not only responsible for decades of cancer causing chemicals, but who also profit from cancer treatments.

Director: Emmanuelle Schick | Stars: Ada Lockridge, Wilson A. Plain, Michael Plain, Trudu Maness

Votes: 26

42. Dying to Have Known (2006)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Master filmmaker Steve Kroschel, intrigued by a stunning statement from his last documentary, sets out to find hard evidence of the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy, a long-suppressed ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Kroschel | Stars: Stephen Barret, T. Colin Campbell, Carolyn Dean, Dean Edell

Votes: 199

43. The Gerson Miracle (2004)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

In 1928, Dr. Max Gerson, a German-Jewish researcher, stumbled upon a therapy that claims to have cured tens of thousands of people worldwide since then, including patients's previously ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Kroschel | Stars: Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Francesca Dego, Giuliano Dego, Robert Gaffney

Votes: 274

44. Planeat (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

The story of three men's life-long search for a diet which is good for our health, the environment and the future of our planet - showcasing some of the best food you have ever seen.

Directors: Shelley Lee Davies, Or Shlomi | Stars: T. Colin Campbell, Richard Doll, Gidon Eshel, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.

Votes: 133

45. Food Stamped (2010)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, News

Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Nutrition educator Shira Potash ... See full summary »

Directors: Shira Potash, Yoav Potash | Stars: Shira Potash, Yoav Potash

Votes: 125

46. A Place at the Table (2012)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton

Votes: 1,059 | Gross: $0.23M

47. Killer at Large (2008)

87 min | Documentary

An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity.

Director: Steven Greenstreet | Stars: Richard Atkinson, Denise Austin, Brooke Bates, Richard Berman

Votes: 458

48. May I Be Frank (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Frank Ferrante is 54, weighs 290lbs., had a lifetime of drug & alcohol abuse and as a result contracted Hepatitis-C. He's on multiple medications including anti-depressants, undergoing ... See full summary »

Directors: Gregg Marks, Ryland Engelhart, Conor Gaffney, Cary Mosier | Stars: Mathew Engelhart, Ryland Engelhart, Frank Ferrante, Conor Gaffney

Votes: 167